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Sebastian Vettel says he is excited about taking on the challenge of Yeongam circuit as he goes looking for his fourth consecutive win at Korean Grand Prix.
Last time out in Singapore the German embarrassed the field to move 60 points clear in the standings and within touching distance of a fourth straight world title.
Victory in 2013 would make the 26-year-old the youngest man to win four in a row and it will have special significance to the Red Bull star, with his hero Michael Schumacher being one of only two drivers to previously achieve the feat, with Juan Manuel Fangio the other.
Vettel has fond memories of the Yeongnam layout, having taken the chequered flag there in both 2011 and 2012, and another victory would make it almost impossible for his rivals to catch him in the standings with just five races left.
The Korea International circuit is one of the most unique on the calendar, with its numerous corners and few straights almost guaranteeing drama.
The three-time world champion admits he enjoys the challenge of the track and feels the twists and turns could once again play into his team’s hands over the weekend.
“The track in Korea has a bit of an unusual layout. The long straights all come right at the beginning and the turns are at the end,” he said.
“I love the curvy part because it is a lot more fun, whereas the straight lines and sharp turns can be a little boring. They are also our weakness because we often lack in top speed there.”